Epidemiologist, Writer, Public Health Advocate

Neal D. Goldstein, PhD, MBI is an assistant research professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. Dr. Goldstein specializes in conducting research on the health effects of infectious diseases in vulnerable populations including children and sexual and gender minorities. He has extensive experience as an applied methodologist, particularly in epidemiological analyses from observational studies and secondary data sources. His research spans several disciplines including vaccine-preventable diseases, sexually transmitted infections and HIV, pediatric infectious diseases, and women’s health surrounding pregnancy. He also possesses a background in biomedical informatics with a detailed knowledge of hardware and software in the healthcare domain. Dr. Goldstein is well published, including authoring a book on conducting epidemiological analyses from electronic health records (publisher Taylor and Francis, 2017), several co-authored chapters in academic textbooks, and dozens of peer-reviewed publications in leading epidemiological and clinical journals. His work has been profiled in national and local media outlets, including Kaiser Health News, Politico, Slate, Healio, the Advocate, the Philadelphia Inquirer, WHYY, and NBC10, among others. He writes a science blog at www.goldsteinepi.com/blog.